A Few Best Men

A Few Best Men

David and Mia meet and fall in love during a holiday romance. After a week, David proposes and they plan to marry in a few days. David goes home to England and gets his three best friends to return with him to Australia for the wedding. 1.4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
A Few Best Men

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Comedy
Director Stephen Elliott
Cast Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall, Laura Brent, Olivia Newton-John, Rebel Wilson, Steve Le Marquand, Tim Draxl, Xavier Samuel, Jonathan Biggins
Studio Buena Vista International
Release Date August 2012
Running Time 97 mins
 

David and Mia meet and fall in love during a holiday romance. After a week, David proposes and they plan to marry in a few days. David goes home to England and gets his three best friends to return with him to Australia for the wedding.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

David Hughes

The Brit boys are game, but the leads are risible and the tone is arch even for the director of The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.

28/08/2012

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The Guardian

Phelim O'Neill

In a clear attempt to merge Meet the Parents with The Hangover, Samuel drags his rather unappealing and unlikable mates to Australia to attend his wedding to a senator's daughter. Cue plenty of well-telegraphed gags with setups so laborious and obvious that they deliver relief when they are finally over, rather than laughs.

30/08/2012

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The Daily Telegraph

Marc Lee

The humour never rises above the level of burp, puke and fart jokes, and only the sight of squeaky-clean Olivia Newton John snorting cocaine — in the role of the bride’s mum — rescues A Few Best Men from one-star ignominy.

31/08/2012

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Time Out

Guy Lodge

The presence of Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson, meanwhile, only serves to underline how much sharper (and smuttier) that particular wed-com was: ladies, the floor is still yours.

29/08/2012

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The Times

Wendy Ide

In years to come, the commercial success of The Hangover and Bridesmaids will be regarded as one of the great tragedies of modern cinema. Not because they didn’t deserve an audience — on the contrary, both pictures are great fun. Rather it is because every talentless hack with access to a digital video camera decided that it would be a good idea to make an anarchic wedding-based comedy. Weeks after the release of The Wedding Video comes A Few Best Men, a staggeringly awful Anglo-Aussie production that makes Video look as elegant as a Shakespearean sonnet.

31/08/2012

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Total Film

Stephen Kelly

A wedding-com with fewer laughs than most funerals.

20/08/2012

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The Observer

Philip French

When embarrassment fails to be funny, it ends up as truly excruciating, and such is the case here.

02/09/2012

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The Sunday Times

Olly Richards

A British answer to The Hangover, this wedding disaster movie works on the notion that the recipe merely needs some friends, a stag do and everything going wrong. What’s also vital is creative comedy writing.

02/09/2012

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Kris Marshall, once the squarest man in adverts, now acts the coarsest oaf on screen, while Olivia Newton-John screeches her way through the part of boozed-up mother-in-law.

31/08/2012

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

This Australian/British co-production combines the worst aspects of both countries’ dismal national cinematic output in one 100-minute, barrel-scraping, wedding-themed, culture-clash comedy.

30/08/2012

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

Assorted native pranksters prove that in this comedy the quality of mercy is not ’strine.

30/08/2012

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